Buying a retail key on ebay? - Adventure Forums
You are viewing an archived version of the site which is no longer maintained.
Go to the current live site or the Adventure Gamers forums
Adventure Gamers

Home Adventure Forums Gaming General Buying a retail key on ebay?


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-18-2010, 01:44 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Periglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 340
Default Buying a retail key on ebay?

Hi everyone,

I was thinking on several options to get a copy of Mass Effect 2. Looking on ebay, I find some people selling retail keys. They send a scanned picture of the key by email after receiving the payment. The key can be later used for direct download from EA's on line store.

Apart from how convoluted this all is, is this even legal? I mean, could these guys be selling the same key to different people? Where do they get the keys, anyway?

And, if it is legal, how do they make a profit?

Thanks!
Periglo is offline  
Old 03-18-2010, 02:29 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
potan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 115
Default

yeah be careful with this, make sure it's a legit copy.
also make sure to check seller's past feedback to see if someone else has problem with him/her.

i usually use this site to check ebay negative feedback :
http://www.toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs

I got scammed once because i'm not careful enough, the description said brand new & sealed but turns out i got a bootleg cheap print of the game....
potan is offline  
Old 03-18-2010, 03:51 AM   #3
Super Moderator
 
Dale Baldwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Southampton, UK
Posts: 3,139
Default

While I'm no authority on this, it sounds incredibly dubious.
__________________
Now Playing: Catherine, Sword and Sworcery:EP
Recently Completed: The Witcher
Dale Baldwin is offline  
Old 03-18-2010, 03:59 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Periglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 340
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dale Baldwin View Post
While I'm no authority on this, it sounds incredibly dubious.
And yet, the buyer's feedback is immaculate, and most of the comments are regarding similar purchases, both for PC games and Xbox ones...
Periglo is offline  
 



Thread Tools

 


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.